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post #1 of 5 Old 05-18-2007, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
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Turn signal/brake light not working

I know this sounds like a simple problem, but it's not. Only the drivers side taillight turn signal/brake light isn't working. The drivers side front turn signal does work, and both passenger side lights work. All four corner lamps work.

I checked the bulb and all the fuses, and they're not burnt out. The only thing I can think of is that there must be a short circuit somewhere along the wire. I'm hoping someone here has a suggestion as to what else it could be, because that's a long wire to have to trace.

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ok well for starters even if the bulb is good you should check to make sure the wires going into the socket have power. sockets go bad sometimes.

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Yep, check the contacts in the socket(s) to make sure they are getting the proper power. I know on my truck, if I unplug my load resistors (for the LEDs) my turn signals won't flash at all because it's like all the bulbs are missing...something to think about.

After that, try replacing the flasher. Should be a cheap two-pin jobbie for a 94. Available anywhere.

Still no, could be in the multifunction switch. Just start tracing wires and checking for continuity and power.
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Well, I know that one of the contacts has power, and the other doesn't. Also, I don't think the flasher is bad, because the front left turn signal works, as do both right side ones. It's just the one filament in the rear left bulb for the brake/turn signal that's not getting power. I guess I'm just going to have to start tracing wires. Maybe I will replace both flashers (turn signal and flasher) anyways, because they are the cheap two-pin ones.
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you said one of the contacts wasnt getting power, but did you check the wire before it enters the connector? because thats where it matters

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